News and Events
03.27.13: Macmillan New Ventures Acquires Late Night Labs and Sapling Learning
10.09.12: H-M Author Awarded Teaching Honor
08.06.12: Hayden-McNeil + BCCE = Chemistry
05.02.12: H-M Author, Receives Regents Award for Faculty Excellence
01.17.12: H-M Author Dr. Brian Coppola, 2012 Cherry Award Winner
01.01.12: Our 20 Year Milestone-Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead
09.01.11: An Engaging, Affordable Health Text
04.09.11: Composition, Congrats and Cocktails at the 4Cs in Atlanta!
01.20.11: Opening the Book on a New Year - Donation to Collegiate Partner's Fund
11.01.10: Community College Biologists Gather in Michigan
08.09.10: Hayden-McNeil Supports Chemistry Education
03.22.10: Remixing with Writing Instructors at the C's
02.22.10: First Year Programs Set the Stage
01.27.10: Dr. Don and Being featured on Great Day SA
01.05.10: Dollars for Scholars to Honor our Authors
03.27.13. Recently, Macmillan New Ventures, a technology innovation unit of Hayden-McNeil’s parent company Macmillan Science and Education, announced the acquisition of both Late Nite Labs and Sapling Learning. These timely acquisitions are part of a broader investment in disruptive innovation.
We are very excited about the possibilities these two companies bring to serving our authors. As Hayden-McNeil’s Custom Digital Program continues to expand and evolve, having access to the virtual online sciences labs of Late Nite Labs and the interactive homework and learning software of Sapling provides us with even greater depth in serving the digital needs of our valued authors.
Currently, Late Nite Labs’ online laboratory contains over 100 interactive lab simulations in chemistry and biology. As online sciences courses continue to grow, Late Nite Labs’ virtual exploration and lab customization experiences are resonating with instructors who want more than simple stand-alone science applications.
Meanwhile, more than 800 schools and universities utilize Sapling Learning’s online interactive homework and instruction system for the sciences and other STEM disciplines. Studies have shown that students who use its interactive homework solution experience from one-half to more than a full letter grade in performance improvement.
With these investments, Macmillan New Ventures continues to add to a strong portfolio of proven, innovative education technology companies. And we at Hayden-McNeil look forward to discussing with you how we can bring industry-leading technology to your course.
If you have questions or would like to explore with us further, please give us a call.
10.09.12. Biology author Ralph Preszler, New Mexico State University, is the recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award and a $1,000 travel grant. In addition to teaching biology, Professor Preszler, is the Program Director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which works to support current and future leaders to advance scientific knowledge, develop educational products, and implement outstanding educational practices. Professor Preszler has been involved in the design and implementation of inquiry-based laboratory activities and after testing and researching spearheaded the replacement of a weekly lecture course with a required workshop. This novel course structure has improved learning of students in all demographic groups. As an instructor and researcher, Professor Preszler is dedicated to the development of educational theory and practice aimed at helping students reach higher levels of biological literacy. Congratulations from your friends at Hayden-McNeil!
The Outstanding Faculty Award winners pictured from left to right are Brad Shuster, Nicole Vogt, Ralph Preszler, Stephanie Taylor and Margaret Malamud. (Courtesy photo)
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08.06.12. The Pennsylvania State University, and several of our authors in the Chemistry Department, served as hosts for the 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) last week.
As a platinum sponsor of this conference, Hayden-McNeil not only exhibits at the show but also donates printing and production of the Program Guide. And for 2012, we took it digital! Read more about it here.
We also had a great turnout for our Hayden-McNeil Author Luncheon, a tradition at every BCCE. We love the opportunity to visit with our authors from schools around the country in a fun, relaxed atmosphere (no deadlines!).
And of course, no BCCE is complete without a performance by Al D. Hyde and the Keytones featuring our own director of new business development, Mark Kesson. What a fun group of talented musicians and singers!
For more information on this year’s BCCE, http://www.2012bcce.com/
We can’t wait for Grand Valley in 2014!!
05.02.12. Hayden-McNeil extends hearty congratulations to long-time author Thomas Greenbowe, Iowa State University, recent winner of the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
Dr. Greenbowe is recognized for his outstanding contributions to chemistry education and instruction both at the university as a whole and beyond. As an award winner, Dr. Greenbowe will receive a $1,000 stipend. He has been a faculty member at Iowa State since 1990 where he teaches and coordinates the general chemistry program. In addition, Dr. Greenbowe works collaboratively with high school chemistry teachers, community college chemistry instructors, and university chemistry and education faculty to improve the introductory chemistry experience and curriculum. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards over the years.
Thanks for your partnership with Hayden-McNeil, Dr. Greenbowe, and for making us a part of the greater good you do. Congratulations!
01.17.12. Tremendous congratulations to long-time Hayden-McNeil author, Dr. Brian Coppola (University of Michigan, Organic Chemistry).
Baylor University has named Dr. Coppola the 2012 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. In addition, Dr. Coppola will receive an additional $25,000 for his home department at the University of Michigan. He is expected to teach in residence at Baylor during the spring 2013 semester. We at H-M can speak first-hand of Brian’s commitment to excellence and couldn’t be more thrilled for his recognition.
Click here to read more and view Brian’s Cherry finalist lecture.
01.01.12. Help us kick off 2012 and our 20th anniversary.
We have much success to celebrate and many things to be grateful for as we mark our 20th year in business. In 1992, Hayden-McNeil was founded on a few core principles that continue to drive us today-that you deserve the best in author service and product excellence, that your copyright is and always should be yours, and that your books should never be late to campus.
These core principles will remain foundational to us as the pace of change accelerates in higher education and publishing. Looking at the exciting years ahead, we're energized about serving you, our loyal author, in new and innovative ways!
Vote to HELP Us Give Back
Whether you're a new author to H-M or one of the many who have been with us for the better part of the last two decades, we want to say THANK YOU-and true to the spirit of collaboration, we need your input! Throughout 2012 we will make donations, in your honor, to charities in three areas that are important to us - our first donation will be to support higher education.
From all of your friends at Hayden-McNeil, Happy New Year!
09.01.11. Hayden-McNeil and authors Elizabeth Barrington and Judy Stamm debut Image of Health.
Health knowledge without appropriate application and potential behavior change has little value. Image of Health by Elizabeth Barrington and Judy Stamm addresses that notion head-on. “In recent years, text books have become great tomes – over priced, with large volumes of less than necessary material,” says Elizabeth Barrington, M.P.H, Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Dance at San Diego Mesa College. “Within the courses, students would merely have to regurgitate answers on a test without incorporating learning into their lifestyles. The books did not 'engage' the student.”
By moving beyond the traditional pedagogy, this application-based text offers an engaging, interactive tool that not only empowers students to understand their health and related issues but motivates and inspires them to evoke change. “Our student stories are adapted from actual real life experiences,” says Judy Stamm, Ph.D., Asst. Athletic Director at San Diego City College, “and we believe, based on feedback we’ve received, that students relate to these stories and reflect on their own behaviors and how they might consider changing them to avoid any negative outcomes.” Image of Health focuses on issues relevant to college students and incorporates up-to-date research to ensure optimal student learning outcomes. “All college instructors now have to consider student learning outcomes (SLOs) and how they are achieved in individual courses,” she states. Each chapter of Image of Health identifies the major SLOs and how they can be applied to the students’ personal lives. The text and ancillaries are aligned with the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Ehrmann) and Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction.
“How can an instructor engage 30-40 or even 50 students in a lecture room? Frequently, only a few students are engaged and this is not the fault of the instructor or the student - rather it is the fault of a less than engaging text that does not promote interactive learning,” the authors say. Image of Health and the corresponding digital resources are designed to not only create an engaging classroom environment but simultaneously minimize the workload instructors’ face with this course. These resources, available via the Book Companion Site or Course Cartridge (compatible with the instructor’s Course Management System), enhance the course presentation and maximize integration but also support overall student comprehension and content mastery.
The opening slide in each PowerPoint helps instructors address student preparation. Within each lecture format, instructors can ask small groups of students to use the challenge and critical thinking questions to respond to the remainder of the class. The robust test bank provides the instructor with a variety of ways to assess knowledge. “Poorly crafted test banks are often the number one complaint with a new book,” Stamm says, “and we’ve addressed that.” The student stories promote interactive discussions on the chapter topic. According to the authors, each of these elements helps promote more classroom engagement.
And for the student, Image of Health encourages active reading and learning, with regular opportunities to assess that learning (challenge and critical thinking questions, vocabulary tests, learning assessments at the beginning of each PowerPoint presentation, robust flash cards, topic-related quizzes, etc.). There is also a tool box at the end of each chapter whereby students can engage in interactive topic-related material, and even assess personal health conditions.
“All of this can be summed up in the concepts of responsibility and accountability,” says Barrington. The authors’ goal has always been to help students become more responsible for their health (and their college learning) and then to accept accountability for what occurs in their lives. “Becoming more responsible and accountable allows a student to promote his or her own well being and health so he/she can become more productive, more self-actualized in life.”
Click here to learn more about Image of Health or to request a complimentary copy. The book is also available digitally via CourseSmart and will soon be available via NOOK Study, Chegg, CafeScribe, and Kno.
04.09.11. All Our Relations: Contested Space, Contested Knowledge was the theme of the 2011 Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) held in Atlanta, GA from April 6th-9th of which Hayden-McNeil was proud to be a part. The conference provided us with the much appreciated chance to visit with many of our loyal authors. And we got to celebrate with our author Kelly Kinney, Director of Composition, and her colleagues in the First Year Writing Program at Binghamton University. They were proud recipients of the CCCC Writing Program of Excellence award.
Additionally, we had the opportunity to showcase our premium custom publishing services and talk with academics about ways to enhance their pedagogy to the benefit of their students. But we had time for some fun as well! We were pleased to support our good friend Professor Tom Miller from The University of Arizona in his annual Welcome to the Cs Reception.
To learn more about the annual 4Cs convention, click here.
01.20.11. As we step into 2011, the team at Hayden-McNeil is proud to continue our honored tradition of supporting scholarship funds on behalf of our loyal authors. This year we are donating to Scholarship America’s Collegiate Partner’s Fund and have included a story about one deserving student who has benefited from this fund.
While volunteering in the cancer ward at a local children’s hospital, Elizabeth Naameh was inspired to become a pediatrician, an aspiration she could never attain without graduating buried in debt. She began applying for as many scholarships as possible and won the $500 regional Community Volunteer Service Award offered by Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars. By winning, she was automatically entered into the national competition and then won the $6,000 Student Volunteer of the Year award. Already with $6,500 in contributions, Elizabeth then selected UCLA as her school of choice, UCLA being one of the 470+ Scholarship America’s Collegiate Partners.
Collegiate Partners agree to distribute scholarships without reducing a student’s financial aid package, helping to fulfill an unmet need. If there is no unmet need, these institutions will use up to $2,500 of a scholarship to reduce the self-help portion (loan, work-study, etc.) of a student‘s financial aid package. Over 100 Collegiate Partners also match the scholarships. UCLA matches up to $1,000 of a Dollars for Scholars award which brought Elizabeth’s total scholarship monies to $7,500 at the start of her freshman year. Elizabeth hopes to eventually earn a Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School.
“No matter how much negative stuff you hear on the news, there are always people who are positive influences in the community and that are making a huge difference in the world. I want to be one of those people.” - Elizabeth Naameh
11.01.10. The Fall 2010 Michigan Community College Biologists (MCCB) conference was held recently at the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. The MCCB provides a state-wide forum for sharing instructional techniques and up-to-date information for teaching college-level biology. The organization fosters communication, friendship, and unity among the biologists of the twenty-nine community colleges in the State of Michigan.
Our own Barb Devore, managing editor, attended the conference meeting with authors and exhibiting for Hayden-McNeil.
08.09.10. TAs a platinum sponsor of the 2010 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Hayden-McNeil was pleased to donate the design and printing of the program books and pocket guides. Of course, we also made time for some fun. Hayden-McNeil hosted our BCCE Author Luncheon, a get-together which has quickly become a tradition for our chemistry authors. It provides the perfect opportunity to bring together authors from schools around the country to socialize and network in a relaxed, festive setting.
And we must recognize the BCCE performance by Al D. Hyde and the Keytones featuring our own director of new business development, Mark Kesson. Once again, they rocked the house!
Conferences such as the BCCE provide instructors from around the globe with an opportunity to interact, network and share information.
For more information on this year’s BCCE, visit: http://bcce2010.org/home/home.php.
03.22.10. The Remix: Revisit, Rethink, Revise, Renew was the theme of the 2010 Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) held in Louisville, KY March 17th-20th, of which Hayden-McNeil was proud to be a part. The conference provided us with the much appreciated chance to visit with many of our loyal authors. Additionally, we had the opportunity to showcase our premium custom publishing services and talk with academics about ways to enhance their pedagogy to the benefit of their students. But we had time for some fun as well! We were pleased to support our good friend Professor Tom Miller from The University of Arizona in his annual Welcome to the Cs Reception held at the beautiful Louisville Glassworks.
To learn more about the annual 4Cs convention, click here.
02.22.10. Held in Denver, CO, from 2/12-2/16, the 29th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience (FYE) brought together educators and those interested in supporting the needs of the first-year college student. As an exhibitor at the conference, Hayden-McNeil had the opportunity to talk with academics and administrators about the ways in which custom publishing can support the needs and promote the success of incoming freshman – through the creation of university-specific handbooks, essentials kits, and survival guides.
First-year programs serve a growing need to assist incoming freshman with the transition to higher education – setting them up for overall academic success in their college years.
If you'd like to learn more about the FYE, visit http://www.sc.edu/fye/events/annual/index.html.
01.27.10. Congratulations to Hayden-McNeil author, Dr. Don Lucas, Northwest Vista College, who was recently featured on Great Day SA to discuss the science of happiness and his book, Being: Your Happiness, Pleasure, and Contentment.
Please click below to view the clip. Congratulations, Dr. Don!
To learn more about Being, visit our Featured Titles tab or click here.
01.05.10: In our continuing support of higher education, Hayden-McNeil has made a donation, on behalf of our loyal authors, to Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars Fund. This grassroots, community-based fund helps local volunteer-driven chapters support hometown students in 3,800 communities by raising monies, establishing endowments, assisting with college readiness and the financial aid process and of course, distributing scholarships. Last year, the Dollars for Scholars program provided nearly $43 million in scholarship to 41,684 students.
To learn more about Scholarship America, please visit their website at http://www.scholarshipamerica.org.
Happy New Year!